- 'India’s rural women are imagined as meek souls who accept their allotted role. It is a myth, but a powerful and harmful one.'
- The Australian Council for International Development is calling for nominations for its 2013 Media award, acknowledging exceptional reporting in print, TV, radio on international development or humanitarian issues. The 2012 winner was the ABC's Sean Dorney.
- Does AusAID need a technology-for-development strategy? Yes, says Gerald McCarthy.
- Sadly, Medecins San Frontieres is pulling out of Somalia after 22 years.
- Afghanistan's opium brides: girls sold by their fathers to settle drug debts.
- A study by a UN statistician on sabbatical concludes that the Millennium Development Goals did nothing to speed development. (H/t Multilateralist.)
- Beyond Aid: A Plan for Canada's International Cooperation is a new report from the North-South Institute.
- 52 things you will never hear an aid worker say. Which reminds me of this, from the popular blog and best-selling book Stuff White People Like, on 'Not for Profit' workers.
- Brookings' Kenneth Pollack on the state of Iraq today.
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